buds and slender green leaves are popping up all over signaling spring's
arrival. Take a cue from this season of renewal to take stock of your career.
Too often, we're so busy punching the time clock, meeting deadlines and moving
from project to project that there's no time to stop and evaluate where our
career is heading. Do yourself a favor and put the spring-cleaning projects on
hold for a weekend and instead take some time to assess your career and its
sure of how to begin? We've assembled
some useful reading material to get you started.
like the advice in A To-Do List for the CEO of Your
article encourages people to understand that their skills and career are not
static, but rather must be constantly reinvented. Adding new skills and embracing new
opportunities is not only smart, it's essential in order to remain marketable.
In a nutshell, say good-bye to the notion of climbing a corporate ladder, rung
after rung, and hello to the idea of a career lattice, composed of different
paths and branches.
if a job hunt isn't on your to-do list, advancing a career can look a lot like
job hunting. For terrific tips on steps that all employees should take for
advancement even when you're happy to say put, read Top
10 Career Moves Even the Happily Employed Should Make. Advice includes networking
ideas, building your online brand as well as resume updating.
your career isn't just about adding new skills; it's about nourishing your
network. Commit time and energy into building your network - both vertically
and laterally. Vertical networking might be about finding a mentor and as well
as extending yourself to mentees. And don't neglect lateral networking across
your peer group. For more ideas on networking as a savvy career move, read Test the Strength of Your Network.
do you nurture you career? How often do you evaluate your career? Share your
thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.
by Candie Harris
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Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
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